Ong Chip Siong, 32, a former delivery assistant, pleaded guilty to the following offences: theft of 4,394 pieces of iPads, iPhones and accessories, driving without a valid licence, drug trafficking, possession, consumption and possessing drug utensils.
He was sentenced to a total of 12 years and ordered to be given 17 strokes of the cane on eight proceeded charges. The theft was committed at Dubai National Air Travel Agency (dnata) Terminal with Ivan Lee Kah Leong, 34, and Lee Seng Hua, 36, on Sept 18, 2011. Both Lees have been dealt with.
The court heard that Ong was working at the Changi Airfreight Centre when he agreed with his accomplices to steal the shipment of electronic goods from Shenzhen, China, at dnata Terminal.
(story courtesy of SPH)